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Electric Hummer!
Added by admin 27/11/12

The Hummer is the poster child for the big, gas-guzzling mentality of decades past that's categorically shunned in today's eco-sensitive world. One boutique automotive firm has decided to blend a Hummer-style body and features with an all-electric powertrain, creating a Hummer for a new generation.
 Photo and article courtesy gizmag.com   more... gizmag.com


Plug-In Cadillac Promised by GM
Added by admin 19/11/12

General Motors said Tuesday that it will soon begin prepping its Detroit-Hamtramck facility for late-2013 production of the Cadillac ELR extended-range plug-in electric vehicle. The Chevrolet Volt, Opel Ampera, and Holden Volt extended-range EVs are all built at Detroit-Hamtramck. Extended-range electric vehicles are exported to 21 countries, GM says.
                                                                Story and photo courtesy Fleets & Fuels more...


Coca Cola to Trial Nissan Electric Van
Added by admin 15/11/12

YOKOHAMA, Japan - Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is providing Coca-Cola with the e-NV200, a commercial vehicle that's 100% electric, for field testing starting in mid-November.
Coca-Cola's regional organization, Coca-Cola Central Japan Co., Ltd., will use Nissan's multipurpose commercial van as regional sales vehicle in Yokohama, evaluating its performance and practical usability against conventional internal-combustion engine vehicles. The van will be recharged only at night when electricity consumption is low. The test will determine if the nightly charge is sufficient to meet user needs during the day. Overall, Nissan is looking for feedback as to e-NV200's suitability for commercial use.

                                                                                 Photo courtesy and more... EV World


What? 250 Watts?
Added by admin 14/11/12

Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule - Definitions and Vehicle Categories) 2005 Amendment 6 - F2012L01123

This amendment adds an alternative ADR definition of a Power-Assisted Pedal Cycle (AB Category) to include vehicles meeting European Committee for Standardization EN 15194:2009 or EN 15194:2009+A1:2011 Cycles - Electrically power assisted cycles - EPAC Bicycles. These vehicles are now defined within the ADR as ‘Pedalecs’. EN 15194 is becoming internationally accepted as the standard for power-assisted pedal cycles. When compared to the existing ADR definition, it increases the allowable power from 200 to 250 watts and specifies this as a continuous rating. It also restricts the top speed to 25 kilometres per hour, requires the rider to pedal to access the power and sets a number of construction safety requirements. Recognition of power-assisted pedal cycles that are built to EN 15194 will provide access to safe machines from world markets.
                                                                                more... Photo: courtesy Mic Chapman.


Tesla Model R - 2017
Added by admin  9/11/12

Electric vehicle automaker Tesla Motors is reportedly working on a successor to its discontinued Roadster, dubbed the Model R, which is expected to take the fight to Ferrari. A rumor coming out of jolly old England’s Auto Express suggests electric car manufacturer Tesla is looking to bring a new model to the market in 2017. The new car would replace Tesla’s first car, the Roadster, and be built from the ground up as pure all-electric vehicle (EV). Whereas the current Roadster is underpinned by Lotus’ Elise platform, Auto Express claims the successor to the Roadster, thought to be named the Model R, will utilize the same platform currently underpinning the Model S and the upcoming Model X crossover.
                                                                            Picture courtesy & more... Digital Trends


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